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IICSA releases Rochdale report

13 April 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's (IICSA) latest report on Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale has been published today.

The report pulls no punches in its assessment of the evidence, and is frank its criticism of past leadership failings. However allegations of a cover up were not substantiated.

Though it is clear from the report that the inquiry considers its findings include learning points for local authorities, it has not set out recommendations as part of the report. These will be given following completion of IICSA's other investigations in connection with local authorities.

Through this and the Child Migration report published earlier in the year, IICSA has demonstrated its willingness to take a robust approach to those organisations and practices under investigation. We can expect more such reports as their investigations proceed.

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